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dgoth 07-29-2013 09:23 PM

White overspray on brown composite roof
 
My painter sprayed the fascia boards today without adequate drop cloth protection on the roof. The paint went right over the top and left unfortunately very clear overspray on the brown composite shingle roof. What little paper he did put down (all of about 18" from edge) only served to create a very clear line in the overspray at the boarder.

Paint is SW duration, which I know to be very tenacious.

Painter is suggesting we try Krud kutter to remove, but I am cautious of using any chemicals and abrasive scrubbing, as I'm concerned this will further damage the roof.

Very upset as i've spent a few months prepping the house. Should've put the material up myself...But what's done is done.

Any thoughts on how best to handle this??

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

-dgoth

Gymschu 07-29-2013 10:26 PM

Hope he is insured........he just bought you a new roof! There's no way that I know of that will remove the overspray without damaging the roof. I'm sure there are companies that specialize in this sort of thing so maybe your insurance company will contact them to see "where we go from here." Maybe since it's near the edge, a skilled roofer can replace only those affected by the overspray. Either way, this is gonna be a costly lesson for your painter.

Jmayspaint 07-29-2013 10:35 PM

Flat brown spray paint.

Its too late to clean it up.

That's the kind of job that gives spray painting a bad name.
Overspray like that is totally unnecessary.

ric knows paint 07-29-2013 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dgoth (Post 1222739)
My painter sprayed the fascia boards today without adequate drop cloth protection on the roof. The paint went right over the top and left unfortunately very clear overspray on the brown composite shingle roof. What little paper he did put down (all of about 18" from edge) only served to create a very clear line in the overspray at the boarder.

Paint is SW duration, which I know to be very tenacious.

Painter is suggesting we try Krud kutter to remove, but I am cautious of using any chemicals and abrasive scrubbing, as I'm concerned this will further damage the roof.

Very upset as i've spent a few months prepping the house. Should've put the material up myself...But what's done is done.

Any thoughts on how best to handle this??

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

-dgoth

Hiya dgoth...

Did you hire a painter? ...or were you just using the services of a painter friend? If you hired a painter (and paid him), you need to hold him accountable. He has insurance, he needs to make a claim. He is not a professional roofer, and given his statements about scrubbing the surface with Krud Kutter indicates he has no claim to expertise in roofing products either. At this point, the damage is simply aesthetics - no structural damage has been done to the roof. Improper cleaning products and any type of scrubbing on a composition roof though could lead to serious damage or a substantially diminished lifespan of the roof.

If this guy is a professional painter, he really doesn't sound like he's a very good painter...or at least not a very good spray painter. 18" paper should've been more than plenty of protection from "overspray" unless he was just really wild with his technique. Spraying homes can be tricky, and for a novice it'd be really easy to get spray on everything within range...that's why you hire a professional - so those things don't happen. And if they do happen, a professional has the means to resolve the problem....and if you did hire a professional painter, why were you doing the prep work?

Tell your hired painter to contact his insurance company....in the meantime, there are companies out there that specialize in cleaning composition roofs without damage to the roof. The do a great job on moss, mold/mildew, rust-staining etc. They may have a viable solution for you.

gregzoll 07-29-2013 10:58 PM

Shingle paint will fix it.

cdaniels 07-29-2013 11:39 PM

I hope he was insured.Get some estimates from a roofer and file a claim.

dgoth 07-29-2013 11:52 PM

Thanks for all the quick replies and useful info.

I did hire a licensed professional painter, who surprisingly has a strong reputation in town. But unfortunately it was his "crew" that made the mistake, while he was off-site.

They just wrapped up the first day in what is supposed to be a 3-day job. No payments have been made yet.

I had originally planned on doing all the work myself, including painting, but after completing all the prep work found myself running short on time and very busy at work. In the interest of time, chose to hire a seemingly very good, and certainly not inexpensive, painter to wrap everything up.

I know he carries workers comp insurance, but not sure about liability. Is there an easy way to confirm this? Is this a requirement in California?

I'll call a roofer tomorrow to get a professional roofer opinion.

-dgoth

oh'mike 07-30-2013 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jmayspaint (Post 1222762)
Flat brown spray paint.

Its too late to clean it up.

That's the kind of job that gives spray painting a bad name.
Overspray like that is totally unnecessary.

Let the painter try 'dusting' the over spray with some assorted flat spray paint----I hate to admit it,but I have done that myself---and hid the over spray successfully using this method---

kwikfishron 07-30-2013 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by dgoth (Post 1222798)
I know he carries workers comp insurance, but not sure about liability. Is there an easy way to confirm this? Is this a requirement in California?

You should be able to find some useful info here. http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Consumers/

ready to roll 08-05-2013 01:07 PM

This is why I hardly ever spray facia. I spray eves and siding and the trim is almost always done by hand.


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